Accident Cessna 525 CitationJet N909M, Thursday 8 March 2001
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Date:Thursday 8 March 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic C525 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 525 CitationJet
Owner/operator:Wilmington Trust
Registration: N909M
MSN: 525-0249
Year of manufacture:1998
Total airframe hrs:743 hours
Engine model:Williams International FJ44-1A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM) -   Germany
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mannheim Airport (MHG/EDFM)
Destination airport:Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH)
Investigating agency: BFU
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
About 20:45 the pilot contacted Hamburg Tower for a landing on runway 15. The airplane did not touch down on the runway but the pilot initiated a go-around. With the next radio contact ten minutes later, the pilot reported to the TWR controller that his CitationJet had landing gear problems. During an arranged fly-by of the airplane by the tower, the controller confirmed that the undercarriage was down. Nevertheless the instruments did not show three greens. About 21:20, the aircraft touched down normally with the right-hand landing gear yielding immediately. By counteracting the airplane movement, the pilot managed in delaying ground contact of the right-hand wing and afterwards holding the CitationJet over a distance of 1000 m on the runway. Finally the airplane stopped 30 m to the right beside runway 15 and appr. 300 m in front of the intersection with runway 23.

CONCLUSIONS: "The cause of the accident was that: a) the hydraulic system failed as a result of a defective
valve; b) the pilot did not accomplish the procedure recommended by the manufacturer in case the landing gear is not positively locked. A contributing factor to b) was that the instruction given by the manufacturer is not clearly formulated."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU
Report number: BFU CX003-0/01
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Scramble 263



photo (c) Alex; Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH); 24 April 2001

photo (c) Alex; Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM/EDDH); 24 April 2001

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